Huyndai announced earlier this week a recall of three popular vehicle models including the Sonata, Azera and the Santa Fe in wake of mechanical issues that have compromised the safety of each vehicle. In an effort to prevent car accidents and injury, auto manufacturers often recall car parts or entire vehicles depending on the severity of any mass problem.
About 239,000 Hyundai Sonata built 2006-2010 and Azera sedans built 2006-2011 are being recalled due to rear suspensions that have been known to rust to the point of failure. According to the Los Angeles Times, the right front axle may fracture due to a manufacturing flaw.
Vehicles purchased in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia are primarily in question but owners are encouraged to check with the auto manufacturer – especially if vehicles were purchased used.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration investigated the matter after learning that rear suspension frames on some Hyundai models rusted and failed. Six consumer complaints were received and three of the cases occurred on freeway or highways at high speed. Fortunately, no car accident injuries were reported as a result of the recalls, although one owner of a 2006 Sonata reported losing control over the vehicle’s rear wheels.
Repairs can be made at any Hyundai dealer. For more information or to inquire on whether your vehicle is affected, call Hyundai at (734) 337-9499.
AUTO RECALLS: HOW TO STAY IN THE KNOW
Vehicle owners are urged to stay informed when it comes to recalls. It can make all the difference in a saved life – yours or any other driver!
Here’s what you can do to stay safe and aware of vehicle recalls.
REGISTER AT RECALLS.GOV. Whether it’s your vehicle or any other product you or your family uses, registering at Recalls.gov for the items you use every day will ensure you stay informed of any recalls.
DOWNLOAD THE SAFERCAR APP. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides this free app for all drivers who want to stay informed on recalls instantly. Notifications ensure you get timely news on recalls including how to take care of your recall.
INJURIES RESULTING FROM VEHICLE RECALLS
Sometimes, even the most precautious consumer can be negatively affected by vehicle recalls. In a recent blog post, we reported that some rental car companies are allowing customers to drive recalled vehicles despite the dangers associated with it.
When injury occurs as a result of recalls, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Filing a personal injury claim can be complex; a personal injury lawyer in San Diego can represent you with no required out-of-pocket costs. For more information on how we can help, call 1-858-551-2090 for a FREE consultation.